Sunday, August 4, 2013

Black Wattle Pigs due any day! - Nesting begins!

Our last litter of black wattle pigs is due to arrive any day! This sow is obviously ready to give birth. She is producing milk, and started nesting today.

Nesting is, well, just what it sounds like. before giving birth the sow will find herself a quiet alone spot, and build a nest to give birth in.  This lady chose the furtherst shelter, recently filled with fresh straw. Apparently we didnt fill it right though as she spent hte morning rearranging the straw. She moved it all to one side (the side with afternoon shade)  and fluffed it up.

I'm predicting pigs born tomorrow!

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